Dave Sawyer is a leading environmental economist with a 22-year track record in solving policy challenges for sustainable development. He is an accomplished adviser, author and communicator with experience working with government and industry in Canada and around the world.
Dave uses quantitative models and qualitative tools to help governments and industry to address strategic questions and weigh the trade-offs of policy options and scenarios designed to leverage investments for sustainability. He has held positions with Environment Canada, Canada’s Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, and leading Canadian consultancies.
Most recently, he was the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s vice president for climate, energy and partnerships, leading a team of 20 adaptation and mitigation specialists working on low carbon, climate resilient development globally.